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AP layoffs starting today?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Nola4520, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nola4520

    Nola4520 Member

    From Gawker: A tipster tells us that the word amongst AP union members is that today could be the day for "70 or 80" layoffs. The rumors say that the layoffs will be spread across the company nationally. Although—ominously—we hear that New York staffers have been summoned to an "important meeting" this afternoon.

    http://gawker.com/5406513/ap-layoffs-coming-down-today
     
  2. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    If they're about to have layoffs, why the hell do I keep getting those AP job opening e-mail alerts? Just doesn't make any sense.
     
  3. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    Memo to all sports organizations: Can you send us your results beginning Tuesday?

    AP
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004043298
     
  5. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Heard they are hacking all editorial assistants (about 55 of the 80-90 positions). Heard of some news editors gone. There's conflicting info on the rest and haven't heard anything mentioned about sports.
     
  6. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Gawker is reporting that some biz writers in NYC were let go, as well as a few people from the DC bureau ... also shut down a bureau in central Wisconsin and laid off its lone reporter ...
     
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Reporting in 2012:

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    'Since we had no reporters covering the election, just wanted everyone to know how it turned out...'

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    'Guess it's my turn to update you guys on the Favre situation, check your texts later today.'
     
  8. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Could be that the openings you're being alerted about are ones deemed important enough to fill once a person leaves. It's like if a paper cuts an outdoors reporter position the same day the education reporter leaves. There would be a job opening for the education reporter position, even though there was a layoff elsewhere at the paper.
     
  9. August West

    August West Member

    sports was untouched
     
  10. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    http://newsmediaguild.org/newsroom/news_releases/black_tuesday_at_ap
     
  11. I'm hearing rumblings down here in Texas that long-time Austin-based AP photog Harry Cabluck got the sack. Didn't know him, but I hear he was well-respected.
     
  12. tmr

    tmr Member

    Someone should tell the AP writer in Sac-town tonight, that Memphis State is just plain ol' Memphis now.

    "It was the first matchup between Rose and Evans, who both played point guard for one season at Memphis State before moving on to the NBA. While Rose was earning Rookie of the Year honors a year ago with the Bulls, Evans took over the starring role at Memphis and later was the fourth overall pick by the Kings."
     
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